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Lead Hazards in the Workplace

The hazards of lead are well known, so people may assume exposures to this dangerous metal have been reduced. To a certain extent to this true; lead levels in the general population have decreased since the 1970s. In some workplaces,

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Permit-Required Confined Spaces – Do You Know What They Are?

Confined spaces in the workplace are common, and they may even be more common than you think. For example, sewers, storage bins and tanks can all be confined spaces, but in many cases so are silos and open pits. Some

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Fall Prevention – 5 Reason why Prevention is better than Protection

Fall Prevention vs. Fall Protection One of the most common, and potentially most dangerous, types of accidents in most workplaces is related to falling. Whether this means falling down stairs, falling from great heights or just tripping and falling, it

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Pipe Marking – 7 Things You Should Know

Does your facility have pipes? If so, those pipes need labels. While pipe labeling may seem like a confusing process with many requirements, it doesn’t have to be difficult. Starting with a plan will make your pipe-labeling project easier and

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10 Reasons Why to Inspect Rental Equipment

Do You Inspect Rental Equipment? There are many situations where it is necessary to rent equipment for use in a facility. In the vast majority of cases, renting equipment is an easy process where you get exactly what you need

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How to Fall Safely (and Avoid Falling in the First Place)

Slips, trips and falls are some of the most common accidents in many kinds of workplaces, and these incidents often result in injuries that prevent people from doing their jobs. Businesses should take steps to reduce the hazards that cause

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Is Being OSHA Compliant Good Enough

Being OSHA Compliant and other Regulations Most facilities spend a lot of time, effort and financial resources working to remain compliant with regulations from OSHA and other organizations. While this is good, and certainly necessary, it is important to ask

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10 Places to Use Safety Signs & Labels in the Industrial Workplace

A visual workplace is one where information related to safety, rules, instructions, machines and other commonly asked questions is communicated through visuals like signs, labels, floor marking tape and posters. Visual cues allow workers to easily see and understand what they

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Methods for Machine Guarding

The industrial workplace is filled with machines, and many of them have sharp or moving parts that can pinch, crush and cut workers. Too often machines are even responsible for amputations and fatalities when proper procedures for performing maintenance (like

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Five Quick Hazard Communication Improvements

A Hazard Communication Guide There are many times when a facility will take on major projects that are meant to make significant improvements toward a set goal. While these are a great and necessary thing, it can be equally beneficial

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